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I'll be purchasing my first house in about a year.

At this point in time, I just want to know how to setup my MTX 1501D amp to a couple subs in my home.

Haven't googled it cuz I'm doin stuff right now but has anyone done this?
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Use a nice battery and keep it charged
    
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Buy a heavy duty transformer for converting AC to DC (12 volt, it's all about the amperes, you'll need a lot!!)
    
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Get a 110v to 12-15v transformer. Rectify the AC to DC. Use a voltage regulator to keep a constant 12-13v. Filter/choke where necessary.
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post #5 of 29
It's not a good idea. For the price it would cost to make it work, you could buy a nice rack mount amp. Like This. Go ask this question on a audio forum and see their reactions.
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Yeah, I was thinking that. And it'd be safer and not so ghettoey looking.

There are cheaper power amps than that one, too.
    
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Originally Posted by kaxx View Post
Yeah, I was thinking that. And it'd be safer and not so ghettoey looking.

There are cheaper power amps than that one, too
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High amperage rectifiers are expensive and usually inefficient. If you want a temproary low cost solution Use a car battery and keep it charged
    
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It's not a good idea. For the price it would cost to make it work, you could buy a nice rack mount amp. Like This. Go ask this question on a audio forum and see their reactions.
That's a class AB amp buddy. Class D amps are optimized for running subs.

Home audio amps are not made like car audio amps. My audiophile/electrician long-time friend explains it all to me but I'm not familiar enough with the terms to explain it back to you all.
I believe a suitable analogy would be like the rails on a power supply. One rail vs the many rails. Many will dispute which is better. I firmly believe in a single 12v rail. Hence my 860w PCCooling sitting next to my desk awaiting installation. But don't quote me on the analogy.
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post #10 of 29
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High amperage rectifiers are expensive and usually inefficient. If you want a temproary low cost solution Use a car battery and keep it charged
That wouldn't last long. You'd have to buy an expensive deep cycle battery that wouldn't mind being drained and recharged again, not worth it. Car batteries aren't made for this as they are always charged, besides that most car batteries emit toxins in the air. I'm pretty sure that would be hazardous.
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